Gastonia Police Department

  • Agency: Gastonia Police Department
  • Address: 200 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, 28053 NC
  • Chief: Terry Sult (Chief of Police)

Gastonia Police Department is located at 200 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, 28053 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Terry Sult. The Gastonia Police Department phone number is (704) 866-6702.

Gastonia Police Department News

Nice photos from the Community Foundation Run!

Learn how to prevent injuries to kids at the Child Safety Fair on April 28.

SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. Gastonia PD is asking for your help in identifying these two women reference a larceny at Harris Teeter. On April 13th, suspects stole 3 packs of steaks from the business. If you recognize them please contact Gastonia PD at 704.866.6702 or Gaston Co. Crimes Stoppers at 704.861.8000. If information provided leads to an arrest you may be rewarded up to $1,000.00!

A couple photos from the Community Foundation Run.

Absolute Maliki Pendleton, 17, of Gastonia, has been reported missing by his mother. He is 6-feet-tall, and was last seen on March 23 at their home on West Davidson Avenue. He was wearing a white T-shirt, black pants, white Air Force One shoes, and had a red book bag. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact Gastonia Detective A. Lopera at (704) 866-6702 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at (704) 861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that helps to resolve a case.

Officers Quinley and Ewers helped teach officers and Child Passenger Safety Technicians across North Carolina about Child Passenger Safety during the NC Traffic Safety Conference & Expo held April 9-12 in Wilmington, NC.

Congratulations to Officer Stanley who was honored yesterday in the Gaston County Jaycees 70th Annual Distinguished Service Awards for recently using the Heimlich maneuver and saving a 12-year-old boy from choking. Also pictured are Chief Helton, left, and Assistant Chief Brittain, right.

Gastonia Police are investigating an aggravated assault case in which the victim was shot in the neck with a paintball gun while driving in the 1000 block of North New Hope Road around 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Anyone who may have seen the suspect or suspect vehicle, or anyone with information about other possible paintball gun assaults in Gastonia is asked to call Detective Houser at (704) 836-0041 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at (704) 861-8000.

An updated brochure about resources available for crime victims and witnesses is linked here. #nationalcrimevictimsrightsweek http://www.cityofgastonia.com/images/files/police/documents/victim_witness_brochure_2017_web_version.pdf

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Mark your calendar for the Child Safety Fair, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Kohl's, 3648 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia

Watch out for IRS imposter scams!

Between March 22 - 26, a Bobcat 331 Mini Excavator was stolen from a new home construction site on Somersby Circle in Gastonia. The excavator belongs to Tree of Life Construction Inc. in Kings Mountain. Anyone with information that could help solve this crime is asked to contact Detective Gregory at (704) 866-6069 or call Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at (704) 861-8000. Thank you.

Youth can learn about crime scene investigations and have some fun in GPD’s 2018 CSI Kids Summer Day Camp, July 23-25, at First Assembly Church. To register complete the forms linked below & bring a $25 check, payable to the Gastonia Police Foundation, to the GPD, 200 E. Long Ave., starting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 9. This camp is limited to 20 students and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Open only to rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Questions? Contact Sgt. Brackett by phone at 704-854-6616 or email at brackett_jamin@cityofgastonia.com. http://www.cityofgastonia.com/2018-csi-summer-day-camp-registration-forms.html

Important information from the NCDOT.

Thank you to all who came out to our Easter Egg Drop. Also, thanks to First Assembly of God Church on S. Myrtle School Road for allowing us to use their grounds. Be watching for other opportunities to help us raise money for Special Olympics of North Carolina.

Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects in an armed robbery on March 26 at Food Lion, 2211 N. New Hope Road. One of the suspects is described as a light-skinned black male wearing a red Aeropostale hoodie, a black mask, black shoes, and black jeans with holes on the front. The other suspect is described as a black male wearing a large navy work coat on top of a bluish gray hoodie. Anyone with information to help solve the case is asked to call Detective M.E. Butts at 704-854-6647 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

Youth can learn about crime scene investigations and have some fun in GPD’s 2018 CSI Kids Summer Day Camp, July 23-25, at First Assembly Church. To register complete the forms linked below & bring a $25 check, payable to the Gastonia Police Foundation, to the GPD, 200 E. Long Ave., starting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 9. This camp is limited to 20 students and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Open only to rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Questions? Contact Sgt. Brackett by phone at 704-854-6616 or email at brackett_jamin@cityofgastonia.com. http://www.cityofgastonia.com/2018-csi-summer-day-camp-registration-forms.html

Two Gastonia Police detectives are being honored in a national awards program.

Nice story about retired Capt. Freddie Crawford!

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The City's administrative offices will be closed Friday, March 30, for the Easter holiday.

Check your home for security measures. Here's a checklist by the National Crime Prevention Council.

Tips to help prevent vehicle thefts from the National Crime Prevention Council: THE BASIC PREVENTION POLICY • Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you’re away from it, even for “just a minute.” • Always roll up the windows and lock the car, even if it’s in front of your home. • Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk or at least out of sight. • Park in busy, well-lighted areas. • Carry the registration and insurance card with you. Don’t leave personal identification documents or credit cards in your vehicle. ADD EXTRA PROTECTION • Install a mechanical locking device — commonly called clubs, collars, or j-bars—that locks to the steering wheel, column, or brake to prevent the wheel from being turned more than a few degrees. Use it! • Investigate security systems if you live in a high-theft area or drive an automobile that’s an attractive target for thieves. You may get a discount on your auto insurance.